Oscars 2013: Daniel Day-Lewis in Domenico Vacca

Posted on February 25, 2013

Daniel Day-Lewis, winner of the Best Actor award for ‘Lincoln,’ poses in the press room during the 2013 Oscars Awards in a Domenico Vacca tuxedo.



[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • Beardslee

      So nice to see a midnight blue tuxedo.  My dad had one 50 years ago.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13953311 Missy Covington


      That is all. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13953311 Missy Covington

         …also winning the award for best actor in “Dang, he’s aging well” and “My dreams”…. Daniel Day Lewis!

      • Funkykatt

        I’ll always see him from “The Last of The Mohicans”.  Truly a sigh.

        • sk8tfan

          I once read a review that called his and Madeline Stowe’s performances in that film as best acting by great hair.

          • Funkykatt

            Best hair? Best everything else too!

        • http://hearmeintheharmony.wordpress.com/ Melanie

          “Stay alive, no matter what occurs!  I *will* find you!”  Swooon.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello


      • maggiemaybe

        Yeah. That.

    • http://twitter.com/lisledanielle Danielle Lisle

      That’s a tall glass of water, there.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVLRKVUTPJQ4OW2E26WIGUBCW4 karen


    • Melizmatic

      Love the blue, hate that it looks so wrinkled.

      • Kimbolina

        I can forgive the wrinkles.  After all, they were stuck sitting there for like 20 hours.  Well, at least it felt that way.

    • jack_clementine

      well dayyumm

    • AwesomeMargie

      He looks like Billy Bob Thornton’s cousin.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        Yeah, his sober and clean cousin who takes a shower every day and acts his age.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=811053804 Stacy Parker Cole

           LOL! BURN!

        • StellaZafella

           Oh! Gurl! The Library is OPEN! Read! Heeeeehehehehehe!

      • teensmom99

        I so want to see that movie.  Sort of a grown up version of the parent trap: twins separated at birth–one to London, the other to Arkansas. Of course, DDL is about twice the height of BBT. But Ang Lee can direct and do wonders with CGI.

        • AwesomeMargie

          Is there anything Ang Lee can’t CGI?
          I say Bill Bob Thornton because several years ago BBT wore a blue tux on the red carpet.  It wasn’t a good look.

    • barbarienne

      Kudos on the cuffs and the color, even if he is edging into “James Bond movie villain” territory.

      • Alyssa

        He would make an excellent James Bond villain…I would love to see him & Daniel Craig battling it out!

        • SerpentsDance

          Hopefully naked.

    • imperfectlaura

      Navy blue and black…LOVE.

    • Qitkat

      Very handsome. Nice to see this color in a tux.

    • bxbourgie

      I find him ridiculously sexy, and I have NO idea why.  I think it’s the madman/genius of him.  Or maybe I have him confused with Daniel Plainview.  Anyway, I like this.  I mean.. it’s a suit.  It’s blue.  It’s well tailored.  I’m not in love with the lapels, but I’m in love with him, so it’s ok.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

        No idea why? Well, if you only know him as Plainview and Lincoln I could see why you’d think it was an odd crush…. but you really need to look at his older work. He is a bonafide sex symbol.
        LAST OF THE MOHICANS. Seriously. Last of the Mohicans.

        • bxbourgie

          I’ll put in my Netflix cue immediately.  I need more DDL in my life.  

          • lovelyivy

             You will not be sorry. Sara Munoz Munoz did not steer you wrong on Last of the Mohicans!

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UCLO5V2YD36T7QMPKOC7YXPOFU Erica

              The Age of Innocence is a good one, too. Hell, even as Bill the Butcher, when he was creepy and ridiculously thin, he had a little somethin somethin.

            • bxbourgie

              Yes!  How could I forget Gangs of New York?  Another fav of mine.  Leo who?  I couldn’t take my eyes off DDL.  

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

              Oh, yes. Age of Innocence. I thought the movie was so-so, but his chemistry with Michelle Pfeiffer was electric.

            • lovelyivy

               He is great in AoI, but Winona Ryder just ruins that movie for me.

              Plus the fact that I… well let’s say I don’t love that author, pretty much as a rule. :-

            • Billie_Dawn

              Seriously, how in the hell did Ryder get a nomination over Michelle Pfeiffer? Did the Academy see a complete different version of the movie or something?

          • fursa_saida

            Also look into My Beautiful Laundrette. I haven’t watched it yet, but I saw a gif of (a much younger) him dressed as a London punk licking someone’s ear and that’s all I need to know. (Update: I just did a little research and it turns out he’s also in love with a really gorgeous Pakistani guy in this movie? THIS IS SO IMPORTANT.)

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517525210 Erika Schultze

          He was painfully hot in ‘Last of the Mohicans.’ Seriously. Looking at him hurt.

          I definitely do not think that crushing on Daniel Day-Lewis is in any way curious. He’s a handsome man and ridiculously talented.

          • mshesterp

             ESPECIALLY after you learn that he went all Method in that movie as well and learned to hunt/fish/shoot/be generally wilderness-awesome to play Hawkeye.  *sigh*  One of my favorite movies.  DDL is a renaissance man, and thus delectable.

          • http://profiles.google.com/dorothymichael Dorothy & Michael n/a

             Anyone have any idea what he’s doing next?  He’s probably not signed to anything yet – he waits YEARS between gigs. It’s always worth the wait.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517525210 Erika Schultze

              Well, in his after awards interview he did say he needed to have ‘a bit of a lie down’ after all of this so I wouldn’t expect to see him any time soon. As much as that makes me sad, I also kind of think he does it just right. I want more of him and I don’t get sick of seeing him everywhere.

            • Billie_Dawn

              Yep. Not only is he a great actor, but he’s a very savvy “star” as well. He shows up, flogs the hell out of the movie (for such an allegedly reclusive guy, he’s surprisingly good at the media poledance) so it’s a hit, and then totally drops off the map. If only more actors understood the value of just the right amount of exposure at just the right time.

        • Vlasta Bubinka

          Try the Unbearable Lightness of Being. He has sex like every 5 minutes for about 2 hours.

          Now, let’s just get him and Dustin Hoffman to join me on the couch…. 

        • Beardslee

           The Unbearable Lightness of Being – watch that one.  What a sexy sexy man he was in that movie.

        • cowper

           Yes! But kinda ironic that a story that is ostensibly about Native Americans (!) turns into a bodice-ripper starring an Anglo-Irish guy. Only in Hollywood. (James Fenimore Cooper is partly to blame, of course.)

      • sk8tfan

        Go rent Unbearable Lightness of Being. Then you’ll have an idea why you find him sexy.

        • bxbourgie

          Lord I’m already hot an bothered and I haven’t even seen these movies yet.  Off to the Netflix que! —->

          • sk8tfan

            Oh dear. Just thinking about him in some of those films is making me drool over the keyboard.

      • julnyes

        my beautiful laundrette

      • http://thehappyheathen.com/ Evita Smith

        Add My Beautiful Laundrette to your queue.

    • teensmom99

      Always helps to be tall and thin.  Now I remember why I had a crush on him back in the days of Room with a View (and I thought my boy friend at the time looked like him.  DDL has aged better).

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        He’s so good in Room with a View.  His precision and fastidiousness is laughable right up until his last scene where, without a word, he tears the heart right out of you.

        • teensmom99

          time to see it again.

        • Jessica Goldstein

           Yup. The entire thing was comic and then, without him even changing much, becomes dead serious and moving. That’s the moment I realized what a huge talent he was.

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            It’s when he sits down on the stairs and puts his shoes back on, that kills me.

            Many, many moons ago I had to break off an engagement.  As the final death knells were ringing over the relationship I felt an inexplicable urge to watch two films – Room with a View and Sleepless in Seattle.  I HAD to see them so much so that I could taste them (if that makes sense!)

            It wasn’t until much later that I realised the connecting factor.  In both movies the female protagonist breaks off an engagement and the wounded parties – DDL and Bill Pullman – behave with impeccable grace and dignity.  I think I was hoping for the same reaction from my, soon-to-be-ex, fiance!

        • cowper

           The nature scene with the glasses! And HBC….another great movie with great hair.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

      That man is nothing less than perfection.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      Ah, my imaginary husband.  He’s like a fine wine.

      • EEKstl

        Wait – he’s MY imaginary husband too!  There are no words…

        • eowyn_of_rohan

          I’m okay with imaginary bigamy in this case.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GFMOZFM3WT3T56EZHVZFK7UXSI Ramon

            More like bisexual polygamy. That man is the poster boy for universal appeal. 

          • EEKstl

            I was going to say it if you hadn’t.  No problem here, Sisterwife.  

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13953311 Missy Covington

         Imaginary polygamous husband? 😀

    • petalfrog

      I thought best dressed male for sure. That tux is so dreamy.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      Gotta say I half-expected him to show up in a frock coat of Lincoln’s that he stole from the Smithsonian, paired with hand-cobbled shoes.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

        Hand-cobbled shoes. Awesome reference.

    • Nicholas

      Bowtie looks sloppy, but he looks pretty damn sharp regardless.

      • Snailstsichr

         I’m assuming it got rumpled by well-wishers hugging him. That way he can remain a perfect vision.

        • Nicholas

          He frankly owes it to us all to mess up his attire a bit to level the playing field. Anything else would be unacceptable.

    • warnerave

      great fit!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kim-Elmore/1308422874 Kim Elmore

      Been in love since “My Beautiful Launderette”

      • EEKstl

        Right there with ya!

        • Jessica Goldstein

           Me too. Not all my crushes of youth have stood the test of time. But this one? Just keeps getting better.

          • EEKstl

            I know! Same. I have had a crush on this man since My Beautiful Laundrette, and don’t even get me started on The Unbearable Lightness of Being.  Wow, how can that be 25 years ago?  

    • EEKstl

      Well, DDL can do no wrong for me, EVER…except in the sartorial department, where he has, in the past, made some rather questionable choices.  But all was ALWAYS forgiven because, well, he’s DDL.  Which makes it even more pleasant to report that I think he looks great here (especially for him).  His body type allows him to wear clothes well, and the blue is a nice, unexpected choice, especially with his (suddenly!) grey hair.  **Sigh**

    • kmk05

      Mmmmm… Oh wait, was I supposed to say something apart from ‘PERFECTION’?

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      He’s good news.

    • Rachelle Neame

      I saw these pictures and my response was: THIS! This is was TLo are talking about when they complain about male celebrities never wearing properly hemmed pants. Look at how gorgeous he looks with a single, perfect, tiny break versus the melting legs phenomenon we see everywhere else.

      I almost forgot how nice it is to see a tall drink of water bring it like that.

    • TheLaurenJean

      My best dressed man of the night. Just, yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Can barely form words when looking at him.

    • Janet B

      Lovely color for him.
      A little narrower through the shoulders and this would be perfect.

    • Fordzo

      The way his wife clung to his hand and the look on her face when he won made me think perhaps she misunderstood what was happening and thought he was being taken away to a firing squad.  I wish I could find a video today, because perhaps it was late and I was tired and she didn’t look so desperate?

      I like him very much in this suit.  

    • Kimberly Southern-Weber


    • Zippypie

      God, he’s stunning.  Can we clone him, please?

    • Zubair Ghumro

      He’s modest, he’s a fantastic actor and he’s delicious!!

    • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

      He has REALLY nice skin. Wow.

      I like the tux too- it’s a little offbeat, and so is he. Very charming, especially with the grey hair.

    • MintaHallWriter

      He looks wonderful here. And he was an amazing Lincoln!

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I love it. Full stop. Everything is perfect. I love the color of the tux, it fits him to perfection, the pants are perfectly hemmed, the grooming is perfect… He looks fabulous. 

    • MilaXX

      He looked great. I loved that he went with the navy, and kudos for having it well fitted.I can even forgive the wacky tie, although he should have asked Sally Field to help him out with that. He even managed to not be as weird as he can be in his acceptance speech.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      That blue reminds me of a rat-packish kind of moment.  He was lovely.  I’m glad he got the Oscar.  I hope he’s a nice man.  I know that this is completely irrelevant to the site’s aims re: fashion.  But I still hope that. 

      • DTLAFamilies

        My friend’s sister used to work for him and yes, he’s a very nice man. Isn’t that great to know?

    • Julie Liang

      He looks great!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

      Okay, another line of conversation– DDL is the first actor to win 3 Oscars in the Leading category. 
      Can anyone match that, do we think? I’d say Sean Penn is our best bet. He already has two and he’s pretty awesome. If he could just be a bit choosier with his roles, though.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517525210 Erika Schultze

        He should have four. He totally should have won for ‘Gangs of New York.’ And I would think that he absolutely has the capacity to add more to his tally. He’s very choosy about his roles and doesn’t do a movie a year or anything but he’s still got plenty of room to work.

      • http://hearmeintheharmony.wordpress.com/ Melanie

        I bet Jack Nicholson wins a third before he shuffles off.  The Academy is sentimental that way.

        • formerlyAnon

          Absolutely. He doesn’t have to be wonderful, he just has to work in a decent vehicle.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

            Good point. 

    • Synnamin

      Aside from the tie, perfection! Love the black and navy combo.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Neil-Fortin/17605924 Neil Fortin

      So fantastic

    • Cynica

      Perfect in every way.

    • http://www.facebook.com/theAccidentalHousewife Leah Elzinga

       how is this not a boy-WERQ?!

    • http://www.facebook.com/henry.maler Henry Maler

      Just lovely. The suits great, too.

    • mjude

      love him so much

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ Dot

      He is perfection. Enough said.

    • Jessica Goldstein

      Sigh. So handsome. So talented. So charming. I have such a crush on him. I love this look on him, and I thought his wife, Rebecca Miller, looked classy and beautiful as well.

      • eowyn_of_rohan

        The fact that he’s married to Rebecca Miller makes me love him even more.  Clearly not afraid to partner with a strong, smart woman and I find that sexy as hell.

        • formerlyAnon

          I love that she’s only 4 or 5 years younger and it’s the first marriage for both, as well. LOTS of guys choose visibly strong smart women – 20 years their junior – after they part ways with their first wife. Who is often a strong, smart, woman, herself, who put the career achievement thing on hold to raise kids and hold down the home front, so that by the time they’re 50-ish only their friends and her immediate work colleagues know that she is one. 

        • EEKstl

          Agreed.  My estimation of DDL went up when he married her, and let me tell you, said estimation was already about as high as it could go.  Saw them both on Charlie Rose when they were publicizing “The Ballad of Jack and Rose.”  She is beautiful, smart, creative, down to earth.  My seething jealousy had nothing to do but turn to nodding approval.  They are the coolest couple in the industry.

      • http://twitter.com/DuBey2 Marie Fessler

        Does anyone know *who* she was wearing?  She is beautiful and I loved her dress.  What an impressive couple.

    • decormaven

      Pure class, head to toe. Loved his speech, and appreciate his attention to his craft.

    • Judy_J

      He’s a winner, and not just for his acting ability.

    • crash1212

      Such an interesting man. Such an angelic smile. He’s perfect.

    • Valerie Jones

      Armani do not make a blao tuxado.

    • http://www.facebook.com/henry.maler Henry Maler

      Seeing Christoph Waltz and Daniel Day-Lewis in the winners photos was like watching a tutorial for how men can age gracefully.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      Sartorial perfection, and his acceptance speech was the best of the night.

    • http://twitter.com/pattylapatty pattycupcake

      genius at werq.  i’m esp. liking the blue and the rakishly uneven bowtie.  his feet look enormous, though, like he can hardly stand on them!  awkward cuteness.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Love the blue. Gah. Just love him. He could have won in a smoking jacket and an admiral’s cap and I’d have given him a WERQ. 

    • shelley514

      Yes Daniel.  Man WERQ!

    • rumcg66

      Can we also talk about his acceptance speech? Perfection!

    • clevRcat

      May be a personal best for him.  No matter what, I do adore him.

    • Snailstsichr

      My husband proposed to me the same day we saw Gangs of New York. He said he had to do a bit  of subtle maneuvering to make sure I didn’t sit by his pocket that had a ring in it in case for some reason I stuck my hand in his pocket. Don’t even try to tell me Jim the Butcher isn’t romantic!! 

    • http://twitter.com/AShinyOConnor A Shiny O’Connor

      I saw him once in Dublin. How I contained the urge to ravage him is beyond me.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/B523B7JFSQQ24HC7RCM7OBSHZQ david

      What a spectacular face.

    • fringebenefit

      Sigh. He is a woman’s man. Men probably don’t get what we see in him.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M


    • kimmeister

      Wow, I didn’t even realize it was blue when he came onstage to accept his Oscar.  He’s in the same category as Colin Firth for me – incredibly talented, always gracious, and easy on the eyes.

    • Vickiefantastico

      It might all be an act, but he seems so darned sweet and humble.

      I loved the suit. I thought he looked polished but different.

    • appliquer

      Definitley a WERQ for him, IMHO.

    • lobsterlen

      Do men get WERQs?

      I love this suit. A little different but nothing crazy. Perfect.

    • Charles Kortlucke

      Thought processs.
      Is this, in effect, the Skyfall tux? 

      Does that make this the one-two punch that means we’ll all be wearing midnight blue tuxs this year? 

      Dammit, wish I’d ordered one before I was a follower. 

    • bluefish

      The moment last night and it was his.  He looks beyond terrific and totally made the entire evening. 

    • Elsewhere1010

      And he ties hiw own bow tie. I love grownups.

    • Nonmercisansfacon

      Danm. I am hoping his next project involves Christopher Waltz. My ovaries and ovaries of women around the world may never recover but it would be worth it! 

    • oldbobbydraper

      “that tux is nahvy blue!” – franck eggelhoffer

    • ZnSD

      He looks like he’s picking up his Oscar for best actor for playing Benny Goodman.

    • formerlyAnon

      He is so attractive.

    • http://thehappyheathen.com/ Evita Smith


    • OrigamiRose

      Very nice.  Then again, he could have shown up wearing his Last of the Mohicans costume and I would have been equally pleased.

      (Interesting that a 1760s DDL – a notorious stickler for details – avoided the dreaded neckbeard but today’s men, with all of today’s tools and technology cannot.  Le sigh.)

      • SRQkitten

        oh, if he’d shown up in his LOTM costume, I think I would have liked it more. Much more [grin]


    • fnarf

      Fantastic tux, but why is he standing like he’s been trying to lift his feet out of quicksand for twenty minutes?

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

      He looks like Moz’s less cranky cousin. And I mean that in a good way.

    • DarkWillow

      Yummy. I love the fact that the tux is navy.

    • Trisha26


    • PeaceBang

      Sickening. He’s eternally fabulous, hot and brilliant. Plus, his acceptance speech was more entertaining and funny than Seth MacFarlane’s stupid, smarmy, wholly pathetic hosting effort.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      Always had a thing for Daniel and he’s such a gracious, gentle soul he doesn’t need much in the way of enhancement to look good.  Such talent!

    • capybara_cafe

      Wow, I thought this was black. Clearly I need to adjust my TV!!

    • boweryboy


      I’ve loved him since My Beautiful Laundrette.

    • Therese Bohn

      I love midnight blue tuxes, Love Daniel, LOVED Lincoln!  *Sigh!*

    • RzYoung

      Perfection, I fancy him SO much

    • Sing4yursupper

      *speechless* He is the bomb.

    • BaddestMotherEver

      I wouldn’t kick him out of bed for eating crackers.

    • http://twitter.com/mannahattamamma MannahattaMamma

      Loved him from “My Beautiful Laundrette,” when he was a bi-curious punker with a peroxide dye job, and now look at him: Lincoln! And still dreamy in midnight blue. He’s probably a nutter when you get to know him but from afar? swoon